Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɹoʊt͡ʃ/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Middle English and Old French roche meaning "rock", from Late Latin rocca, a word that may be of Celtic origin. It indicated a person who lived near a prominent rock, or who came from a town by this name (such as Les Roches in Normandy).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesDesroches, Roche(French) Rocha(Galician) Rocca(Italian) Rocha(Portuguese)


Entry updated December 14, 2019